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ro·​tis·​ser·​ie rō-ˈtis-rē How to pronounce rotisserie (audio)
: a restaurant specializing in broiled and barbecued meats
: an appliance fitted with a spit on which food is rotated before or over a source of heat


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often capitalized
: of, relating to, or being a sports league consisting of imaginary teams whose performance is based on the statistics of actual players
a rotisserie baseball league

Examples of rotisserie in a Sentence

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Word History



French rôtisserie, from Middle French rostisserie, from rostir to roast — more at roast


from La Rotisserie Française, restaurant in New York City where a group of fans began the organization of a fantasy baseball league in 1979

First Known Use


1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rotisserie was in 1825

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“Rotisserie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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: an appliance fitted with a spit on which food is rotated before or over a source of heat

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